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Galetta Community Association September 2008 Newsletter

I hope everyone had a great summer!  The Galetta Community Association executive and directors appreciate your help and support organizing the many summer events we hosted and look forward to the upcoming fall events that are planned.  While we enjoy the beautiful fall colors and fall fairs, we are getting geared up for an eventful fall and winter season!

Lawn Bowling
The Lawn Bowlers had a great year sharing a unique outdoor sport.  Hosting two well attended tournaments and seeing an increase in their membership certainly were highlights for this energetic group.  Lawn bowling is a sport for all ages!  This seasons closing game will be held at 3 p.m. and will be followed by a dinner at the Hall on September 23rd at 5 p.m.  
For more information contact:
Glenn Eastman- President (613) 831-2568 or Sandra Goffin- Secretary (613) 832-3098

Beef Barbeque

Over 330 people shared a delicious meal in support of our annual Beef Barbeque held on July 5th.  This year we organized three different sittings 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. for this popular event to ensure everyone enjoyed their prepared meal in a comfortable setting.  We also hosted and sponsored an Ontario Strongman Competition on the rink surface and would like to thank everyone who supported these powerful men.   It was amazing to watch men lift a car and many other items.  We extend a sincere thank you to all of the volunteers who helped serving, preparing desserts, parking, setting up and of course cleaning up. We look forward to any feedback you may have to ensure another successful year!

G.C.A Celebrating 75 Years

The Galetta Community Association celebrates 75 years in the community organizing family and group events.  Many years and many families have volunteered their valuable time to ensure Galetta is a friendly and growing community.  In conjunction with the Galetta Beef Barbeque, we enjoyed reflecting back on special memories, occasions, and events held at the Community Hall over the years.  Display boards, pictures, treasured minutes and reports from meetings held years ago were viewed by many.  Our celebration also included delicious cakes which were enjoyed after a fine meal.  To honor the occasion we have pens and key chains for sale to reflect many special years. These items will be available at G.C.A events.

Membership Drive

November is our annual Membership Drive, so be prepared we want you to join the G.C.A.  There’s no better way to meet your neighbors and new friends. Our annual fees are as follows:
Single membership $ 5.00, Senior membership $4.00, Family membership $10.00, and Senior Family (one person over 65) $8.00.  Contact Peter Shoup for more information (613) 623-3562

G.C.A General Meeting- September 22nd, 7 p.m. at the Hall
Sharing ideas, organizing fun events for all ages, meeting new friends, that’s what the Galetta Community Association is about.  Please mark your calendar and plan to attend the General Meeting.  Come out and find out what’s happening in your community.  Attend the meeting and you will learn about upgrades and projects planned for the fall.  The nominating committee will be appointed and we look forward to seeing new faces!  We appreciate constructive feedback, suggestions or any new ideas you may have!

Fall Euchres

It’s that time of year again, come out and try your hand at euchre.  Mark your calendar- November 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th- enjoy an evening of fun, friendship, snacks and laughter!  This game brings the “card shark” out in everyone, young and old!!
Annual Fall Rummage and Bake Sale- October 25th, 26th, 27th
G.C.A’s most successful fundraiser is just around the corner, so you know what you need to do?  Dig deep into your closet, dresser, cupboard, basement and toy room for all of those items you no longer use and donate them to the rummage sale.  We collect items daily, please feel free to drop your donations off at the hall (the back veranda if you can) and we will be happy to add them to the wide variety of items already in place to sell.  We appreciate all donations and prefer to have items that are functioning, working and not broken!  Nothing to donate, help out and volunteer!  Need community hours for school, please don’t hesitate there’s a job for everyone!  For more information please contact (613) 623-3890, (613) 623-0893, or (613) 623-3051.

What’s NEW?

Upgrades to Rink Surface

That’ right!!  We recently resurfaced the rink area to ensure quality ice and skating this season.  It won’t be long and we’ll be flooding and pulling out the hockey nets and sticks for all ages to enjoy. Watch the local papers, the rink tender for maintaining the ice and monitoring the Sports Centre will be published in November!   We hope with the new surface other sports will be enjoyed in our Community.

Galetta Website-
Don’t forget to log onto our website and check out our active poll!  This allows the G.C.A to meet your community needs!  We appreciate any suggestions or feedback you may have.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!

President:         Helen Dean           (613) 623-0893
Vice President:     Michael MacHardy (613) 623-3653
2nd Vice President:     Debbie Elliott        (613) 623-5420
Treasurer:   Carol Lacroix     (613) 623-3051     Secretary:      Lana Dean    (613) 623-0113
Hall Rental: Eleanor Wallace (613) 623-3890    Memberships: Peter Shoup  (613) 623-3562